This weekend was one of celebration in Los Angeles, packed with more events than we could scramble to cover. Friday night kicked off with a special VIP party at Crewest Gallery in Downtown L.A. where The Label Lab hosted the opening of the “The Z-Boy Show—Direct from the Source,” featuring work from from Dogtown skate art originators Skip Engblom, Chris Cahill, Peggy Oki, Nathan Pratt, C.R. Stecyk III and more. You can check out the show again this Thursday October 9th as part of the Downtown L.A. art walk from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Crewest Gallery at 110 Winston, between 4th and 5th streets. I highly recommend it.

Saturday we set up camp Downtown for L.A. Weekly's annual Detour Fest featuring The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, The Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa, Black Lips, Hercules and Love Affair, Grand Ole Party, Datarock, Bitter:Sweet, The Submarines and more. Our finest scribes and photographers were on the prowl, leaving no Budweiser-stained band flyer unturned, as they ventured stage-to-stage to bring you festival highlights.

Randall Roberts dodged flying rolls of toilet paper with the Black Lips.

Liz Ohanesian got swept away with Hercules and Love affair and later danced with Cut Copy.

Shannon Cottrell and I hung out backstage with headliners Gogol Bordello, Elijah Wood and Blake Hazard of the Submarines.

Photograph by Shannon Cottrell. Click image for slideshow.

Also on Saturday night, the baseball craze continued in Los Angeles as the Dodgers triumphed over the Cubs, clinching the best-of-five National League Division Series. Read Mark Groubert's full report here.

Photo by Mark Groubert.

By Erin Broadley

LA Weekly